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Back home in Sylvan, the small Western lake town where he grew up, Mal Harrison is grieving over the loss of his grandmother and his former life as an Olympic swimmer. He's building a new life but just doesn't know where to begin; then he meets Leif Gunnar and finds the instant crackling chemistry between them might just be a place to start. But Leif is carrying a heavy bu...more
ebook, 93 pages
Published April 21st 2010 by Dreamspinner Press
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LaShonta
This was really weird. I like the sequels much better. I'm happy I didn't read this one first or I might have missed out on the other 2 which are awesome. I didn't feel any chemistry between the main characters and the end was just abrupt. It just stopped with no warning. This was not an HEA but it didn't feel like an HFN either. Another thing, what is up with the cover? It didn't go with the story at all! Its sad to say I will not read this one again.
garnetyuna
Excuse me while I vomit...

UGH. The main character (was it Mal? Whatever) was a slut of the worst kind! I disliked him from the beginning- couldn't stand him at all!

I've took this book because I was interested in the sequel, "Luke", and now I wish I had never read this book. So, no. Not even 1 star.
Total waste of my time.
Eyre
From the publisher:

Back home in Sylvan, the small Western lake town where he grew up, Mal Harrison is grieving over the loss of his grandmother and his former life as an Olympic swimmer. He���s building a new life but just doesn���t know where to begin; then he meets Leif Gunnar and finds the instant crackling chemistry between them might just be a place to start.

But Leif is carrying a heavy burden in caring for his father, who suffers from Alzheimer���s disease. It consumes his life, and despi
...more
Melanie
So I was expecting some sort of Fae-ness, I mean the book is called Sylvan and one of the MC's called Leif... all very Fae-ish. But it's not!
I wasn't a fan of Mal he seemed kinda spoiled and self centered at first. And Leif was incredibly innocent for a mid-thirties guy.
Meh, it was so-so for me.
Bookbee
Meh. That describes this book...nothing to absolutely hate about it but also nothing to get really excited about either. The premise had real potential revolving around Sylvan, who is trying to find himself after losing his spot on an Olympic swim team and Leif, who is dealing with his father's worsening Alzheimers. Unfortunately the length of this book (51 pages on my e-reader) was just too short to tackle both of these plot lines.
Aidee Ladnier
Although I liked this book, I found Mal a little self-centered and wondered what a wonderful guy like Lief would see in him.
Tailtiu
The story feels like cut in the middle, there's no HEA and only an maybe HFN.
Clover
a sweet story from a master of the genre !
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No HEA or HFN. Not for me.
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